I never knew any cream liqueur or "Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur" in particular before I arrived in Ireland. Most Irish people and my husband in particular like to show off their drinks. Baileys Irish cream is one of the most popular Irish alcoholic drinks that Irish are very proud of. The first time I visited Ireland, my husband, my boyfriend then proudly made me a glass of Baileys Irish coffee. It was my first introduction to this liqueur. As a person who does not drink a lot, it was a big surprised to me because I just loved the taste of coffee, cream and alcohol combination instantly.
Afterwards, I asked him what cream he used and he should me this Irish cream bottle. I also tasted it with ice alone and it was fantastic. I like its creamy taste with an alcohol kick if I drink too much. Its taste makes me forget that it contains alcohol.
Baileys can be used to prepare several types of drinks and cocktails but for me it is not ideal to mix it with any citrus or any acidic ingredients because it tends to coagulate. I always prefer to drink it simply with eyes or as an ingredient for Baileys Irish coffee.